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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

A Subset of the Blame Game

Does God seem to keep promises with you or have you felt misled or confused? What situation of life has called God's promises into question? When you experience setbacks what is your first reaction: (a) Become overwhelmed by feelings? (b) Focus on the problem? (c) Affirm God's control? (Serendipity Bible Fourth Edition, page 822).

It is important to understand that blaming God is simply a subset of the blame game. If I don't have anybody else to blame, I can always blame God--especially following impulsive decisions of my own that don't work out. Those so minded but without verbal allegiance to God can always blame other people while seldom if ever accepting personal responsibility.  A believer's reactions can be quite different as they objectively accept individual responsibility; focus on the immediate situation; and offer thanks for the abiding wisdom, love, and forgiveness of God.

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